"Basic Intergluteal Numismatics": Greendale is informed of Pierce's death. "Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design": Pierce appears in Troy and Abed's pillow fort eating burgers from "Uncle Rusty's". Pierce's place within the study group was best described by Abed as being the scapegoat. Pierce continually tried to make his father proud throughout the years, trying desperately to win his affections. Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Chang, (portrayed by actor Ken Jeong) is a long time employee of Greendale Community College who has worked at the school in various capacities. "Pillows and Blankets": While participating in the war between Troy's blanket fort and Abed's pillow fort, Pierce comes up with the ultimate weapon of mass destruction: Pillow Man. He attends a reading of his father's will and learns that his father's personal assistant Gilbert Lawson is his half brother. Community creator Dan Harmon thinks that Donald Glover's departure was the "death of the show." During a flashback, someone who may be him is seen wrecking the yogurt machine at Yogurtsburgh. He discovered she was really the heir to a moist towelette company who was the Chinese rival to, Pierce is the first main character to leave the show. Pierce definition, to penetrate into or run through (something), as a sharp, pointed dagger, object, or instrument does. His many admirers at school included his fellow classmate Annie Edison who would later join him at Greendale and eventually become his roommate. in a spectacular fashion after his character gets decapitated by Pierce. In an attempt to cure his malaise, he started several hobbies including traveling the world, moving to Canada during the Vietnam War, becoming a Toastmaster, performing magic, and playing the piano. The End of Community? "Introduction to Statistics": Pierce dresses as the "Beastmaster" for Halloween and has a bad drug trip. He enlists the legal aid of Alan Conner to help him while Jeff represents Shirley in the dispute. The company was founded by his father, Cornelius Hawthorne, and it afforded Pierce a leisurely lifestyle. Pierce was invited to a Spanish Study group by Abed where he met Jeff, Britta, Troy, Annie, Shirley. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. When a vote was held on Pierce's membership in the group, Annie was the lone dissenter voting to keep him in. However, later in life, he found himself alone and unhappy. He later falls getting the biggest laugh of the night. "English as a Second Language": Pierce sleeps with Doctor Escodera to get her to make the Spanish finals easy. "The Psychology of Letting Go": Pierce's mother dies and his religious belief that her soul is now encased inside a lava lamp has the study group worried about him. "Contemporary American Poultry": Pierce functions as the "Money Man" in Abed's chicken finger mafia syndicate. After learning that there is a market for Hawthorne Wipes products for the gay community, Pierce tries to begin marketing the product to them. Adding to this was him being raised by his father Cornelius who passed on his racist and bigoted beliefs. "Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy": Pierce has difficulties limiting his racist comments and Shirley and Andre's baby shower. In the Season 5 episode "Basic Intergluteal Numismatics," Shirley reveals that Pierce has died; in the following episode, "Cooperative Polygraphy," the group is forced to take a lie detector test in compliance with Pierce's will to prove that none of them murdered him. Black Dude Dies First: Chang's character, a black-skinned dark elf, dies first.This is possibly as a punishment for cosplaying in blackface. Each receives a canister of Pierce's sperm along with their personal bequeathals: He tells Britta to stop hating herself and gives her an iPod nano, Shirley is told that he always respected her and is given his time share in Florida, Annie is reminded she was always his favorite and is requeathed the tiara he tried to give her years ago, Jeff is told he is gay before receiving a fine bottle of scotch, Abed is told that he is crazy and Troy is praised as having "the heart of a hero". Pierce blamed Jeff for being left out of yet another group activity and took advantage of the annual paintball tournament to get revenge. Eventually, after falling in love with Chloe Decker which ended his curse, Pierce abando… Pierce gives the Study Group containers of his sperm, and gives Troy his remaining inheritance with the stipulation that he earn it by sailing around the world. On August 16, 2013, Dan Harmon tweeted a photo of the script covering up the season premiere's name. From: "Remedial Chaos Theory" (Season 3, Episode 4) When Troy moves out of Pierce's mansion into a small apartment with… However, Cornelius refused to see any good in Pierce, cruelly mocking all his efforts. "Asian Population Studies": Pierce reveals that Shirley slept with Chang at the Halloween party and loves prospective Study Group member Rich Stephenson's kettle corn. Set at a community college in the fictional Colorado town of Greendale, the series stars an ensemble … Here are 5 times Pierce was a great person, and 5 times he was terrible. Though the show came to an end in 2015, new audiences are now discovering it for the first time through streaming services. She does her best to look past his flaws to see the good person inside. Pierce invites Jeff to an old fashioned barbershop and the two end up bonding over their mutual father issues. Pierce was also fairly gullible; this was evidenced in his participation with a religious movement known as ", Pierce initially was as in awe of Jeff as the rest of the study group and tried repeatedly to become his best friend. "Beginner Pottery": Pierce literally goes overboard in his boating class. His somewhat antagonistic role caused him to often be excluded from a number of group activities. Feeling Greendale is responsible for how miserable all their lives have become, Jeff manipulates the study group into suing the school. Despite this, Pierce showed that he did care about Jeff on several occasions when he would actually provide some useful insight or helpful advice. ; Black Face: Chang shows up to the Dungeons and Dragons game cosplaying as a dark elf, having painted his skin jet black and … A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college … "Basic Lupine Urology": Pierce runs a game betting on seniors who are arm wrestling. Pierce passed away not long after he and the study group officially graduated from school. "Course Listing Unavailable": Pierce helps to incite a riot in the cafeteria where a wake for Star-Burns is being held and ends up expelled along with the rest of the study group. There are ample rumors that Chevy Chase had open disputes with showrunner Dan Harmon, and some run-ins with the cast. Despite never being a big ratings winner, Community managed to cultivate a loyal audience, one that rejoiced when NBC opted to renew the show for each new season. Although Pierce's prerecorded message is specifically about announcing a new campus Gender Sensitivity and Sexual Potency museum named after him, it serves to remind a Jeff about all that is good about Greendale. He leaves the group bittersweet parting words and generous gifts. it came up organicallySEASON 2 BEST OF PIERCE OUT NOW!!!! Pierce also spent the semester romancing a fellow student as well as a a teacher. In Pierce's case this was due to advanced age and his offensive opinions on race, religion and sex. Unfortunately, after season 5, NBC finally dropped the cancellation ax on Greendale's favorite … "Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations", "Alternative History of the German Invasion", "Lawnmower Maintenance and Postnatal Care", Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls, Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy, Alternative History of the German Invasion, Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations, https://community-sitcom.fandom.com/wiki/Pierce_Hawthorne?oldid=71081, Pierce's boorish and abrasive personality was a direct result of his upbringing. The departure of Pierce Hawthorne was one of the first events that led to the eventual demise of the show. It also says he was born in 1943 which is the same year Chevy Chase was born in, making him 68 or 69. During a wake held in the cafeteria, he helps to incite a riot, which gets him and the study group kicked out of Greendale. "Physical Education": Pierce tries to help Abed with his personality so he can pick up Jenny Adams. Piercinald Anastasia "Pierce" Hawthorne (portrayed by Chevy Chase) was a former moist towelette tycoon who was at one time the C.E.O of "Hawthorne Wipes". Annie has a higher tolerance for Pierce's behavior than the rest of the study group. "Contemporary Impressionists": Pierce dresses as "Fat Brando" (or "Fat Burt Reynolds" depending on your perspective) for a celebrity impressionist Bar Mitzvah. Jeff is intent on pursuing the class action law suit until he gets a shocking surprise. He is invited along with Abed, Annie and Troy to Shirley's Thanksgiving Day dinner with her in-laws. "Biology 101": Pierce is welcomed back to the study group while at the same time Jeff finds himself forced out. "Advanced Criminal Law": Pierce writes the school song plagerizing "The Way It Is". Troy was one of the most popular characters in the show, having regular side quests on his own and with Abed. Eventually he and Shirley reached an understanding after they helped Jeff and Britta deal with some obnoxious teenagers. In his adulthood, this led him to over exaggerate his abilities and competency in various areas. "Epidemiology": Pierce dresses as Captain Kirk for a Halloween party, is poisoned by bad taco meat and bites Alex "Star-Burns" Osbourne starting a zombie infection at the party. "Intro to Political Science": Pierce angers Vicki who stabs him with a pencil. Eventually, after getting absolutely bored with living forever, Cain made it his sole purpose to find a way to finally end his own life. He later became envious of Jeff's status in the group. Pierce had been going to Greendale for 13 years. This occurred when actor. After being reinstated at school, Pierce fights for sole ownership rights over the Sandwich shop business venture he started with Shirley. Therefore, he was the natural choice to oversee the flow of information coming out of the White House. He sees a hologram of Pierce which had been installed in front of the Library. "Critical Film Studies": Pierce dresses as the Gimp from "Pulp Fiction" for a surprise birthday party for Abed. Pierce started the new year with Troy as his new roommate. After 13 years at school, Pierce decides to finally graduate from Greendale in order to do so before Jeff does. A popular figure at Riverside, Troy was the star quarterback of the football team and also the prom king. Join Facebook to connect with Pierce Die and others you may know. OZARK season three saw Helen Pierce and her daughter Erin play a much bigger part in the lives of the Byrdes. "Introduction to Finality": Pierce hires Alan Conner to represent him in a case against Shirley for the right to be named sole owner of the sandwich shop. Superintendent Hambly also credits a "community that has stood with us." However, Pierce is conspicuously not there for the reunion although his absence is obliquely referenced. "Virtual Systems Analysis": Pierce admits he sat on his balls and "saw eagles". "Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations": Pierce, Annie, Troy and Abed try to think of a way to escape from Shirley's Thanksgiving Day dinner with her in-laws. "Football, Feminism and You": Pierce helps the Dean design and launch the "Greendale Human Being". Afterwards he refused an offer from the study group to rejoin stating he was done with them. –Pierce, "Alternative History of the German Invasion". These made him the perfect lightning rod for criticism and also diverted attention away from any other study group being mocked. Created by Dan Harmon. After the study group members graduated from Greendale they all went their separate ways. "Heroic Origins": Pierce isn't with the Study Group as he is missing the upcoming History exam by donating his kidney to Gilbert. "Spanish 101": Pierce tries to bond with Jeff over a Spanish project they are assigned together. He often claimed Jeff was gay and made many remarks about this. "Herstory of Dance": Pierce helps make Britta's "Sophie B. Hawkins" dance a success by getting the singer to actually appear. "Advanced Introduction to Finality": In a misguided attempt to beat Jeff to the punch, Pierce finally graduates after 13 years at Greendale. Later at a bar, Mr. Stone later revealed that Pierce died from dehydration from filling up those cylinders. Goodbye, Pierce Hawthorne: Chevy Chase is Leaving Community After a ton of behind-the-scenes drama, the actor is departing the cult comedy series. Big "NO! This is shown in his politician bio in the season two episode ". He does, however, have some musical abilities, and is shown to be a competent pianist, though non-creative and wont to plagiarism. On Halloween, Pierce claims to be trapped inside his mansion's the panic room in order to lure the study group there. When Jeff returns to the school to research a case he is working on, the group shows up too. 8/22/12 5:42PM. Pierce then suggests that Jeff be named as a representative for his and Shirley's business venture. Wish they were my real friends… (except Pierce) Season 1 Episode 15: Romantic Expressionism. "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas": Pierce and the study group help Abed through a therapy session with Ian Duncan. Author has 18.6K answers and 38.8M answer views Yes; Pierce Hawthorne's death is announced in S05E03 - "Basic Intergluteal Numismatics" (aka the "ass crack bandit" episode). "Cooperative Polygraphy": The instructions in Pierce's will are carried out by a mysterious man named Mr.Stone. She is staked and nearly killed by Luka Martin when he infiltrates the mansion via astral projection in an attempt to release Elijah, but is rescued by Damon, who unwittingly burns Luka to death. After bragging about his musical abilities, Annie hired him to write Greendale's new school song. "Alternative History of the German Invasion": In a conflict with The Germans, Pierce is insulted that the Study Group isn't willing to consider him the Hitler of the group. As the oldest members of the group they often found themselves left out of the younger members activities. While watching Jeff compete in the "Hunger Deans" he struggles to make a joke out of the contest. He tries to teach them a lesson about going to Vicki's party without him by pretending the mansion is haunted. "Applied Anthropology and Culinary Arts": Pierce buys and ruins Troy and Abed's special handshake. "Origins of Vampire Mythology": Pierce tries to become best friends with Ben Chang. "Modern Warfare": Pierce is killed by the Glee Club in Greendale's first paintball game. "Celebrity Pharmacology 212": Pierce gets Annie to expand his part as "Drugs" in an Anti-Drug she is putting on for middle schoolers. "Digital Estate Planning": Pierce and the study group are forced to play a video game to win his inheritance. "Cooperative Calligraphy": Pierce first appears in his wheelchair and is trapped in the Study Room looking for Annie's missing pen. Pierce becomes Teddy Pierce in Abed's delusion. "Basic Genealogy": Pierce tries to connect with his ex-step daughter Amber who manged to swindle some money from him. Pierce Hawthorne, played by Chevy Chase, is a hilarious parody of some baby boomers one sees today - racist, homophobic and transphobic. Firstborn of Adam and Eve, Cain is the world's first murderer. After enduring the inquest, which exposes a few uncomfortable revelations about the study group, Stone delivers Pierce's final words to his friends. "Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism": Pierce is seen very little but does respond to the question "What's everyone doing this weekend?" His father was also emotionally abusive towards Pierce when he was a child, often undercutting him and making him feel worthless. "Anthropology 101": Pierce learns that Troy was quoting him on a twitter account called "Old White Man says". The two returned to the group after realizing how much they were needed. After killing his brother, Cain was marked by God and \"doomed to walk the Earth alone for a tortured eternity\", being cursed w… Pierce was immediately smitten and quickly proposed for the eighth time to Wu Mei. Chase quit Community last November (2012) after a three-and-half-year stint on the US sitcom, having squabbled with Harmon on set and in press interviews. It was very quickly followed by the departure of Donald Glover, who played Troy Barnes. "Early 21st Century Romanticism": Pierce takes too many pain killers and again hallucinates the Tiny Man at the Valentine's dance. with "the question is who am I doing". This included fellow study group member Shirley Bennet's sandwich shop in which he became a co-owner. She is the only member of the group Pierce gave a legitimate bequeathal to when he faked that he was on his deathbed. Dan Harmon reveals exactly what happened that time Chevy Chase walked off the Community set. Pierce himself believed his role in the group was to be the person willing to say or do what the others won't. I think that would really undercut the balance of real world consequences vs. tv hand-holding the show does so well. "Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps": In a Halloween pre-party, Pierce tells a story in which is he Magnum PI and punches out gangsters represented by Troy and Abed. Despite help from Jeff, he was unable to form a familial bond with his ex-stepdaughter Amber. Jeff changes his mind and instead accepts a teaching position at school as a Law professor while the rest of the study group re-enrolls. Pierce followed the Barenaked Ladies (or BNL, as they are referred to in the show) for a period of time. He desperately tried to become best friends with Jeff but upon being rejected started a more adversarial relationship with him. This gets the attention of his father who disapproves of his decision. Throughout its six year run, Community had a loyal group of viewers who were passionate about the students at Greendale Community College. "A Fistful of Paintballs": Pierce's treachery during the paintball competition is revealed and after he is told about a secret vote on his membership in the group he decides to quit. View the profiles of people named Pierce Die. "Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples": Pierce hangs out with a new circle of friends, Leonard and The Hipsters. "The Science of Illusion": Pierce wears wizard robes in preparation for being made a "Level 6 Laser Lotus" at his Reformed Neo Buddhism church. He also finalized his will leaving behind specific bequeathals to his friends in the study group which included a special complimentary gift. After City College's involvement in the paintball contest is revealed, Pierce surprisingly became the savior of Greendale when he won the contest and the prize of $100,000. "Accounting for Lawyers": Pierce disrupts a party at Jeff's old law firm by knocking over many champagne glasses. It was put there as a small part of a sexual harassment lawsuit settlement Pierce was involved in. "First Chang Dynasty": Pierce infiltrates a Chang controlled Greendale dressed as a swami as part of an elaborate plan to rescue Dean Pelton and end Chang's rule. "Regional Holiday Music": Pierce convinces Shirley to join the Glee Club's Christmas performance by bringing in a children's choir who sing about lack of awareness that Christmas is about Jesus. "Mixology Certification": Pierce is trapped in the entrance way to The Ballroom bar for Troy's 21st birthday party. Jeff was convinced she had ulterior motives and investigated her background. "Economics of Marine Biology": Pierce takes Jeff to his favorite barber shop. "Basic Rocket Science": Pierce goes crazy being trapped in the "KFC 11 Herbs and Spices" space simulator and first reveals his daddy issues with a Colonel Sanders computer simulation that reminds him of his father Cornelius Hawthorne. Jeff tries to stick up for Pierce but ends up causing Cornelius to have a heart attack, which he dies from. "Debate 109": Pierce tries to cure Britta of her addiction to cigarettes through hypnotherapy. He stayed for over a decade before finally graduating in 2013. Shirley Anne Bennett (née Edwards) is a graduate of Greendale Community College and also the proprietor of the campus eatery "Shirley's Sandwiches".She enrolled not long after her divorce from her husband Andre who had left her and their children for a stripper named Mysti.Her goal at school was to take business courses, which would help her market her baked goods to the … "Geography of Global Conflict": Pierce participates on Annie's Model UN team representing Somalia which he describes as a paradise. This attitude, coupled with his lack of tact, had gotten him into trouble as he constantly made outrageous statements unaware of how rude and offensive they were. It's unclear where Chase stands in the eyes of his former co-stars at the moment. By Eric Goldman The Hawthorne Wipes board of directors remove Pierce as C.E.O. RELATED: Community: All 6 Seasons, Ranked. With the exception of Abed's trip inside the metaphorical Nic Cage bee helmet, last week's season premiere of Community mostly concerned itself with setting a tone for the season. He temporarily joined Leonard's group of Hipsters and started to become paranoid about being excluded from the study group's activities. "History 101": Pierce and the study group return for their fourth year together at Greendale. In Pierce's case this was due to advanced age and his offensive opinions on race, religion and sex. Of course, his job would be a lot easier if the President cared … With their help, he coped with the death of both his parents, discovered that his father's assistant Gilbert Lawson was his half-brother and dealt with being fired as Hawthorne Wipes C.E.O by the board of directors. He desperately tried to become best friends with Jeff but upon being rejected started a more adversarial relationship with him. "Advanced Gay": Pierce attempts to launch a new Hawthorne Wipes product for the Gay community but is stopped by his father, Cornelius Hawthorne. "Pilot": Pierce misintroduces all the members of the newly formed study group (with the exception of Shirley) to Jeff . Initially introduced as a human police lieutenant, Pierce was later revealed to be both a criminal mastermind known as the Sinnerman and most notably the ancient immortal Cain, who was cursed to live alone for eternity after murdering his brother, Abel. "Repilot": A hologram of Pierce imparts some final words of wisdom to a disillusioned Jeff. He attends the "Inspecticon" convention with Shirley and they end up participating in a focus group on an American version of "Inspector Spacetime". "Intro to Knots": Pierce misses the Christmas party at Jeff's as he is at sensitivity training with his brother Gilbert. With Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase. Sean O'Neal. Pierce and the study group return for their fourth year at school. "Investigative Journalism": Pierce advocates for Buddy Austin to join the Study Group. He wasn't upset by it, feeling that she earned it by spending the day with him. The student body at Greendale Community College is made up of high-school losers, newly divorced housewives, and old people who want to keep their minds active. Pierce's shenanigans ends up revealing that there actually is an unknown presence in his house in the form of his half-brother Gilbert. Wound up thinking this a lot as I watched Season 5. From Dan Harmon (The Sarah Silverman Program) and Emmy Award-winning directors Joe and Anthony Russo (Arrested Development) comes Community, a smart comedy series about a band of misfits who attend Greendale Community College. 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